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Old 10-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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I brough tthe wife to the gun shop this weekend and set her loose to choose her first handgun. I gave her general info, but wanted her to choose largely for herself.
After handling several revolvers, and a Ruger LCP, she decided she liked revolvers better than semis, as she really had trouble dealing with the mechanics of the Ruger. The slide also kicked her butt.
She ended up with a Smith and Wesson 642-2, with Crimson Trace grips.

In the little research I did when we got home, it seemed to garner very positive reviews. The one thing I haven't found yet is a good, open carry holster for this model.
Does anyone one one of these, and have any recommendations for an open carry holster or any general tips or info? I'm not a revolver guy, so I don't know jack about them.



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Old 10-01-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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I have a 642 that I pocket carry and am very happy with it. I'm not sure about an open carry rig for it. It's a nice revolver and she should be happy with it. It did take me quite a bit of practice to get good with it, but now that I am used to it, I shoot it fine.



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I've had the 642-2 for awhile. It's a great gun and will never let you down. Go the Smith & Wesson home page and look for holsters for that specific gun. They have several to choose from.

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We brought it out today for her to break it in. Man, that is one sweet little revolver. It was a little snappy for her at first and the first shut stung. It's a nice, light gun though. I wasn't terribl good with it, but I did like the simple dump-out of expended brass over chasing the 9mm Mak casings from my CZ82 all over the place.

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We brought it out today for her to break it in. Man, that is one sweet little revolver. It was a little snappy for her at first and the first shut stung. It's a nice, light gun though. I wasn't terribl good with it, but I did like the simple dump-out of expended brass over chasing the 9mm Mak casings from my CZ82 all over the place.
Get her a couple boxes of target wadcuitter ammo. Low recoil, and it will allow her to get familar with the gun before getting kicked by defense ammo.
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Get her a couple boxes of target wadcuitter ammo. Low recoil, and it will allow her to get familar with the gun before getting kicked by defense ammo.
Thanks, will do. She was firing basic Federal American Eagle that particular day.
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Does anyone one one of these, and have any recommendations for an open carry holster or any general tips or info? I'm not a revolver guy, so I don't know jack about them.
Go to this site http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/type/custom-holsters?manufacturer=167

Crimson Trace has tested these holsters to fit well with their laser grips.
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Whis i cud remember the holster i had for mine
Anyway she picked a gud one!

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This is the shooter my wife picked, sans laser. Your wife done good.

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This is the shooter my wife picked, sans laser. Your wife done good.
Forgot to add mine had CT grips too & the holster was a Ross


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